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in maine, maryland and washington state will decide whether to legalize same sex marriage. if it passes in any of those three states, it would be the first time same-sex marriage was made legal by popular vote. it was legalized in six other states by legislation or court orders. and voters in colorado, oregon and washington will decide whether recreational use of marijuana should be legal. the proposals would allow adults to posess small amounts of pot that would be subject to state regulation and taxes. a legal battle with the federal government is expected if it passes in any of the states. >>stay with wgn for all your election coverage. we'll check in on the polls on the wgn news at five. then tune in for the politics tonight election special at 6 on cltv. the wgn news election special begins at seven. and as always you can follow all of our coverage online at wgn tv dot-com slash decision 20-12. >>next the true financial cost of this year's election. making it the most expensive ever. and, still to come this midday. why experts are warning consumers food prices are about to go
. >> the president faces a divided congress when he gets back to washington diners' offered a few suggestions >> i'm hoping he will address issues and k through 12 education. and put an end to all of the standardized testing. >> changes about working together. if we did not get together and change, this country does not have a chance >> back at his home he is just happy to be where the excitement is. we are opportunists. we are enjoying every moment. >> the president is not in that group. the first family is scheduled to leave that to 40 p.m.. there are clear signs that the president may be getting ready to move soon. we will keep you posted and let you know what happens. mitt romney thanked his wife ann, his running mate paul ryan, and his supporters, as he conceded the race late last night. called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his staff and campaign also deserves congratulations. i wish all of them well. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in getting our nation. he won't be our next vice president but congress
proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg news, sandy may get washington moving on this again. the new c-e-o of chicago public schools has exactly one month, by law, to announce which schools will be shut-down or consolidated. the city has 681 schools. barbara byrd-bennett says 40 percent of them are under- utilized, and 20 percent are more than half empty. she believes it's key to listen to parents during the process of choosing which schools to close or combine. the chicago teachers' union says it's skeptical, but hopeful, c- p-s will listen to the community. some parents and community leaders are upset about a plan to convert a northwest side middle school into a marine academy. alderman roberto maldonado is proposing to convert ames middle school in logan square into a marine academy for seventh through 12-graders. the proposal would make ames the first military middle school in chicago and first neighborhood school to go military. it means students would have to wear the marine uniform to go to their neighborhood school. opponents accuse maldonado of
. concern over the budget debate in washington. more than 80 percent of hispanics aged 25 + do not have a bachelor's degree. lack of higher learning is bad for the american labor force. possibly having bigger implications for the overall economy. the growing population of hispanics will not be able to do fill higher-paying jobs. macy's is under pressure right now to tell donald trump that he is fired. customers urging the department store to ditch all of his branded apparel. more than a half-million people have added their names to a petition. objections to his attacks on president obama during the election campaign. still to come this midday we're waiting to hear from the president from the white house where he's set to address reporters. also ahead, former chicago bear richard dent joins us live in the studio after the break! australians and visitors to the land down under were treated to a rare sky show early today.. a total solar eclipse. the northern area of queensland was plunged into darkness for two minutes. as thousands of people gathered to watch. authorities warned the spe
those accusations. "the million muppet march" was held in washington d-c over the weekend. about 18-hundred people rallied on the capitol mall in support of funding for public broadcasting. it was a response to mitt romney's proposal to reduce funding for p-b-s and programs like sesame street. the corporation for public broadcasting's budget for this year is about 4-hundred- 45 million dollars. >>just ahead what analysts are predicting about the u.s. economy for the next four years, regardless of who wins the presidential election. and, still to come this midday. why gas prices are taking a big plunge. and later in lunchbreak: a cajun tw [ "i'm only human" plays ] humans -- sometimes life trips us up. and sometimes, we trip ourselves up but that's okay. at liberty mutual insurance we can "untrip" you as you go through your life with personalized policies and discounts when you need them most. just call... and speak with a licensed representative about saving on your policy when you get married move into a new house... [crash!] or add a car to your policy. don't forget to ask
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